Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Partners in Shah Deniz II in Talks Over 50% Stake in Nabucco

Operators of Shah Deniz II, Azerbaijan’s biggest oilfield, are in talks over acquiring a 50 percent stake in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project.

An agreement may be reached by Jan. 10, when Nabucco shareholders will meet in Sofia, Stefka Ikonomova, a spokeswoman of the Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD in the capital Sofia, said by phone today. The Shah Deniz partners, which include BP Plc and Statoil ASA, selected in June the Nabucco West pipeline as a potential export route to Europe.

The 1,300-kilometer (810-mile) link backed by the European Union is competing with the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, known as TAP, for rights to export gas from the Shah Deniz field, which may hold 1.2 trillion cubic meters of fuel in Azerbaijan’s part of the Caspian Sea. The EU wants to diversify supplies away from Russia, which provides a quarter of its natural gas.

Shah Deniz operators plan to make the final choice between the competing pipelines before an investment decision on expanding the field is due in mid-2013.

Nabucco West would transport gas from the Turkey-Bulgaria border to the Baumgarten gas hub in Austria via Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. It’s a shorter version of a pipeline that initially would also have crossed Turkey.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.